what did you do to your motorized bicycle today?

Discussion in 'Motorized Bicycle General Discussion' started by Skarrd, Oct 25, 2010.

  1. DRBS

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    lol the cops all know me from these bikes i test them all on the same street so they really dont mess with me even though i dont have a drivers license lost it 28 yrs ago
     
  2. DRBS

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    My first guess is the carb took a hit and disloged the assembly. Check for air leaks at the carb to manifold and manifold to cylinder.
     
  4. tgaydos

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    i think it was as simple as an air leak, i went to pull the fuel line off and the whole intake manifold was super loose, not sure if it was this morning or not, i didn't check.
    and i think i got the leak around the petcock (hopefully).
     
  5. tgaydos

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    i'm going to take it out again here in a bit to test it and see if that was in fact the issue, i took the head off and there was a bunch of un-burned gas/oil on the piston and in the cylinder so my bet is that the loose intake was indeed the issue.
     
  6. DRBS

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    it could also be that the float is stuck open and the fuel is just overfilling the float bowl and just running into the crankcase and the cylinder
     
  7. tgaydos

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    i just took the carb completely apart and it seemed to float just fine.
     
  8. Davezilla

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    Just did some more transfering parts off the old mountain bike frame to the new one... I still need to get a wide 3 piece crank set for this one and I'm going to need to make a set of billet mounts since the frame tube is too wide. I'm also going to need to get a few more spacers for the head unit since this one is a little shorter than the other one and the stem won't sit all the way down like it's supposed to, but a 1/4 or 3/8" spacer should make it fit just right.
    This frame is a little bigger than the old frame but space will still be pretty limited. I did a test fit by setting an engine in the frame so I know it'll have a little more room than the other one but not much, There shouldn't be any problems using a shorty intake and an 18mm Mikuni or a 21mm Dellorto. I'm going to try and use the Super Rat engine I built in this frame but the front mount bolts are too close together for the frame tube to fit in between so I'll either make a billet mount or see if I can open up the billet mount I already have enough to go around the frame tube, the one I got is about 1/16" too small so I'm going to try and use it before making a new one.
    This one will get the Super Rat engine I built a few months ago along with a CR80 pipe and a 21mm Dellorto PHBG carb since that's what I got sitting around at the shop. I may try and get an Arrow reed and do the necessary cylinder and piston mods but I can still make this one plenty fast as a piston port. This one may go back on hold as I get closer to finishing the road bike, but I got some good progress on it tonight.

    Here's an idea of what this one's going to look like...

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  9. tgaydos

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    I added bags to my bike that i found at goodwill for $4 each.

    dnut
     

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  10. DRBS

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    i like that looks good i saw that earlier of fb
     
  11. Whiteride

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    Swore loudly at it before kicking it over. By which I mean on it's side, not any attempt to start the POS. ARGGGGG!!!!
     
  12. WECSOG

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    Lightweight. Back to a factory built Honda, I guess? laff
     
  13. Whiteride

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    Naw pull the two stroke and put a model jet engine on it ;-) That or convert it back to a cool cruiser bicycle.
     
  14. WECSOG

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    I want to see a video of that!
     
  15. Whiteride

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    If I really wanted all the excercise pedaling trying to start it... I guess I could convert it to a stationary excercycle.
     
  16. xseler

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    Not so much what I did to the bike --- there's really not a lot needed anymore, it's what I did to 'accessorize' it........

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    My helmet shell will now match the accent colors on the bike.

    "He's so vain, you know he'll think this song is about him." Yeah, I was hum'n Carly Simon as I was spraying! :D
     
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  17. DRBS

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    well i just raised my exhaust port 2 mm and added a extra base gasket to raise my timing and i got it up to 56MPH whoo hoo now to get the 18mm delloroto carb on there and hope i break 60MPH
     
  18. xseler

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    I just got back from a ride on mine. Personal fastest speed on this bike happened this evening. Saw an indicated 42.5 mph on a very slight downhill! This is more than fast enough for me.

    The 36 tooth hub I got from mzmiami does the trick. Also, the NT Speed carb has got more chops than the CNS V3 that was previously on the bike. My homemade exhaust is also a great addition to the mix. Quite satisfied.


    Makes me wonder what this little Skyhawk would do with a little internal massaging.....
     
  19. crassius

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    did pretty much nothing to mine, but customer rode it with a top speed of about 15mph and tufts of hair missing where he'd been pulling it for a week trying to figure out what was wrong

    he had the slide in upside down and it actually ran, but was slow
     
  20. tgaydos

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    i discovered that my base gasket is kaput so i made a temporary one out of a PBR can, hopefully it'll hold for a bit until i can get a new one. but it looks a lot better than what i pulled off (a homemade gasket by me from car head gasket material). i will be ordering a whole new gasket set when i can, until then i'll run this makeshift gasket until it pops and then take it completely down because i want to paint the frame.
     

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